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Abstract #3029

fMRI response to individualized cue-reactivity paradigm of males with gaming behavior

Pavel Tikhonov1, Alexander Efimtcev2, Dmitriy Iskhakov2, and Mikhail Zubkov1
1School of Physics and Engineering, ITMO University, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation, 2Department of Radiology, Federal Almazov North‐West Medical Research Center, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation


Task-related fMRI studies are providing increasing amount of information on the neurobiological aspects of the Gaming Disorder. This study aims to Explore both the activation patterns and the functional connectivities present in the gaming disorder-like subject brains via task-based fMRI study using individualized visual stimuli. 24 male test participants and 25 male control participants took part in the fMRI scanning with gaming-related and neutral visual stimuli. Data analysis showed altered nucleus accumbens connectivity and amygdala resembling that in cases of substance addiction1,2.

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